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ACADEMY

INTERESTED IN ELECTIONS? GET READY TO BE INSPIRED.


The Election Academy is designed to teach participants about elections in Orange County, California. This unique program provides insight on the various components of election management in an interactive classroom setting at the Registrar of Voters ofce.

ORANGE COUNTY ELECTION

E L E C T I O N

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

Orange County Registrar of Voters 1300 South Grand Avenue Building C Santa Ana, CA 92705 714.567.7600 ocvote.com

ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY ELECTION ACADEMY


The Election Academy is an 8-week long academic program designed to teach participants about elections in Orange County, California. Participants will receive comprehensive instruction on the various components of election management in an interactive classroom setting at the Registrar of Voters ofce. These classes are open to the public, and will be particularly benecial to those individuals with an interest in voting, running for ofce, and the election process. Candidates, campaign staff, volunteers, city clerks, activists, elected ofcials, and other politically-minded individuals are encouraged to apply. A signature feature of the Orange County Election Academy is that no more than 40 participants will be accepted into the program at any given time. Participants who are not accepted are welcome to apply for future Election Academy programs.

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Welcome to the Orange County Election Academy


The business of elections is more complex and more challenging than ever before. Our Election Academy is designed to leave a lasting impact on those who participate in the program. Encompassing all election management functions of the department, a series of highly relevant, hands-on sessions galvanize your understanding of election operations. Not only will you gain knowledge of all key election functions, but you will also have a practical understanding of how they interrelate. Anyone with an interest in the process will be amazed at the level of detail needed to produce a single election. The result? Greater perspective on the mechanics of how ballots are produced, counted and certied.

Neal Kelley Registrar of Voters

Admission
Application Process
Those interested in applying for the Election Academy must ll out and submit a completed application form. This can either be done online at ocvote.com/academy or by mailing the enclosed application form to: Orange County Registrar of Voters ATTN: Election Academy 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C Santa Ana, CA 92705 Applications are also available for pick-up at the above address. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance within 4 weeks of the submission date of their application.

Cost
There is no cost to attend the Election Academy. It is a complimentary program provided by the Orange County Registrar of Voters.

Location
All classes will take place at the Orange County Registrar of Voters ofce located at 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana.

Questions
For more information about the Election Academy, please call 714.567.7600, or email electionacademy@rov.ocgov.com.

Attendance
Attendance is mandatory at ALL Election Academy classes. Students may NOT pick and choose which classes they wish to attend. One absence may be permitted if special circumstances exist; excused absences will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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Course One: From Idea to Ballot Let the Voting Begin


In addition to an overview of the Election Academy, students will learn the fundamentals of candidate ling, including contests on the ballot and requirements specic to being candidates in those contests. Students will also expand their knowledge of candidate statement and ballot designation rules and regulations.
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Course One Continued: From Idea to Ballot Let the Voting Begin
This class will cover many areas of campaign nance, including ling requirements, deadlines, and legal regulations. Students will understand the various campaign nance resources, including Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulations, FPPC manuals, and the Political Reform Act. Students will also be trained on how to use NetFile, the Orange County Registrar of Voters new electronic ling system.

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Instruction Note: Please use a black or blue ink pen to mark your choice on the ballot. To vote for your selection in the contest, completely fill in the box to the left of your choice. To vote for a qualified write-in candidate, write the person's name on the line provided, and completely fill in the box to the left of the line. Do not write in a name that appears on the ballot. President ABRAHAM LINCOLN Republican JOHN ADAMS

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Propositions and Amendments

Proposition 1 Should internet voting be allowed in the United States? FOR AGAINST

Course Two Ballot Blueprint


This class will walk students through the process of building a ballot, from start to nish. Students will learn about ballot types, random draw, rotations, translations, recording and producing the audio ballot, and the development of the sample ballot. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own ballot using the Orange County Registrar of Voters ballot generation software.
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United States Senator HARRIETT TUBMAN Republican WALT WHITMAN Federalist FREDRICK DOUGLASS Democratic

Governor SUSAN B. ANTHONY Republican MARK TWAIN Whig CESAR CHAVEZ Democratic

Mayor CHARLES DICKENS Republican MARTHA WASHINGTON Democratic

Course Three: Connecting with Voters


This class will feature a media panel of reporters, bloggers, former candidates, and consultants who will discuss media coverage surrounding elections. Students will understand the role and importance of media in campaigns and elections from a variety of perspectives. Students will learn about the tools available for staying in touch and obtaining information, including the ocvote.com website and various social networking websites. This class will also cover the ways that candidates and campaigns can gather and use information that is available at the Orange County Registrar of Voters, such as maps and the voter le.

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Course Four: Election Day Countdown
This class will cover the numerous components that go into producing a successful election. Students will gain an understanding of the voter registration process, vote-bymail ballot processing and statistics, poll worker recruitment and outreach, recruiting poll sites, and early voting. Students will view a demonstration of the equipment used in Orange County to process vote-by-mail ballots.

Course Five: Election Day


This class will cover the numerous facets of Election Day, and students will walk away with an understanding of the complexity and size of Orange Countys operations. Students will learn about Election Day security, the Registrar of Voters Rapid Deployment Team and other in-eld personnel, phone banks and voter contact, media and communications, and the various components of the Countys Hart Voting System. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a modied poll worker training class, which includes setting up a poll site and processing voters.

Course Six: Results Making it Count


This class will cover the myriad of activities that occur after the polls have closed on election night. Students will learn about security procedures, the process of closing a poll site, the handling of voting equipment and supplies, and how the ofce receives and processes ballots. Students will participate in a mock election where they will process ballots and assist in counting votes.

Course Seven: Its O cial Certi ed and Accurate


This class will walk students through the post-Election Day activities that lead up to the certication of election results. Students will learn about the various state-mandated audits and regulations, how provisional ballots are handled, the rights and responsibilities of election observers, the recount process, and election billing. Students will participate in a demonstration of a One Percent Manual Tally.

apply today!
The Orange County Election Academy is a great way to discover how elections are produced amidst an environment where transparency is a critical component. Our line-up of courses has something for everyone. Academy class sizes are limited so apply today!

No matter how well

we always ask,

an election was done

How can we make it better?


Orange County Registrar of Voters

Application
Orange County Election Academy Application
Please complete all questions in this application and return to the Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, CA 92705 . Make sure to check application deadlines, complete schedule, and session dates and times by visiting ocvote.com/academy. Additional information may be attached to this application, if necessary. For assistance with this application please email electionacademy@rov.ocgov.com or call 714 567- 7600.

1. About You Name: Address: State: Email Address: 2. Are you a registered voter? Yes No ciency. Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor Unsure Zip: Phone Number: Employer: City:

4. Please describe why you would like to attend the Orange County Election Academy.

5. Attendance at all Academy classes is mandatory. Can you commit to attending all eight Orange County Election Academy classes? Yes No Unsure If No or Unsure, please explain:

6. Select one or more of the following categories that best describe you: Candidate Poll Worker Consultant General Public City Clerk cial Voter Media Other: /Volunteer

7. Please describe your background as it relates to the above categories.

8. How did you hear about the Orange County Election Academy? ocvote.com Facebook Twitter Email Newsletter Media Other:

To provide election management services for the citizens of Orange County to ensure equal access to the election process, protect the integrity of votes, and maintain a transparent, accurate and fair process.
Mission Statement, Orange County Registrar of Voters

E L E C T I O N

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

Orange County Registrar of Voters 1300 South Grand Avenue Building C Santa Ana, CA 92705 Phone: 714.567.7600 Fax: 714.567.7556 ocvote.com/academy